Risk factors for retinopathy in hemodialysis patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Governments should stop spending billions of dollars on weapons and protect citizens from the real threats they face.

25 August 2020, nature.com

AI thrashes human fighter pilot 5-0 in simulated F-16 dogfights

In the first contest of its kind, artificial intelligence has taken on a trained US Air Force pilot in a simulation of air-to-air combat. The AI defeated the human with ease, winning 5-0

25 August 2020, newscientist.com

Cutting surgical robots down to size

Teleoperated surgical robots are becoming commonplace in operating rooms, but many are massive (sometimes taking up an entire room) and difficult to manipulate. Medical researchers and engineers have now created the mini-RCM, a surgical robot the size of a tennis ball that weighs as much as a penny, and performed significantly better than manually operated tools in delicate mock-surgical procedures.

25 August 2020, sciencedaily.com

5 esoteric science papers to take your mind off the global hellscape

Experiencing 2020 from the POV of a rational-minded person is exhausting and scary. It sometimes feels as though we’ve ended up in the worst timeline of a badly-scripted parallel universes story. While everyone has their own tried-and-true coping mechanisms, we’d like to suggest a science-based remedy for the pandemic blues: read some wacky research papers.

24 August 2020, thenextweb.com

When digital transformation fails, focus on the why and how of change, not just technology and transactions

In these times of digital and pandemic disruption, emphasizing the humanity of change will give DX a purpose. To succeed, digital transformation must now prioritize relationship transformation (RTx) as the 'why' of change and modernization.

24 August 2020, zdnet.com

Heron AI prevails over human in air combat

His motto is "Aim high, fly-fight-win." But for a top U.S. Air Force fighter pilot and weapons school graduate, aiming high—and in one instance aiming low—wasn't enough to prevail against an AI opponent in a simulated competition last week.

24 August 2020, techxplore.com

How AI Could be Used to Facilitate Crime

Exploring the great threat posed by AI-assisted crime to society and how the risks can be mitigated.

24 August 2020, aidaily.co.uk

Scientists Built a Simulated Sea Slug – It Quickly Became Addicted to an Intoxicating Drug

Scientists built a computer model of a simple brain network based on that of a sea slug, taught it how to get food, gave it an appetite and the ability to experience reward, added a dash of something called homeostatic plasticity and then exposed it to a very intoxicating drug.

24 August 2020, scitechdaily.com

This Philosopher AI has its own existential questions to answer

A new text-generating system called the Philosopher AI will answer your questions about the meaning of life -- unless they're too contentious.

24 August 2020, thenextweb.com

The world's first advert scripted entirely by AI

The Japanese luxury car manufacturer Lexus used IBM’s Watson AI system to script a car advert for the new Lexus ES executive sedan car. How did they do this? Read on to find out…

24 August 2020, aidaily.co.uk

Zoom alternatives: Best video conferencing software for business

Which video conferencing platform is right for your business? We've gathered details about 10 leading services, all capable of providing high-quality video with collaboration tools.

24 August 2020, zdnet.com

Best security cameras for business in 2020: Google Nest, Ring, Arlo, and more

Storage, flexibility, quality recording, and easy installation are some of the important factors to consider when deciding on a work safe security system. Our top 10 picks for commercial properties will help secure the workplace for small and large businesses alike.

24 August 2020, zdnet.com

Algorithms workers can't see are increasingly pulling the management strings

"I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that." HAL's cold, if polite, refusal to open the pod bay doors in 2001 A Space Odyssey has become a defining warning about putting too much trust in artificial intelligence, particularly if you work in space.

24 August 2020, techxplore.com

Why the nonprofit OpenAI made GPT-3 a commercial product

A program that can automate website development. A bot that writes letters on behalf of nature. An AI-written blog that trended on Hacker News. Those are just some of the recent stories written about GPT-3, the latest contraption of artificial intelligence research lab OpenAI.

24 August 2020, thenextweb.com

Tesla deters owners from hacking car performance

The car maker fires warning shots across the bows of third parties offering performance-boosting features.

24 August 2020, zdnet.com

Councils scrapping use of algorithms in benefit and welfare decisions

Call for more transparency on how such tools are used in public services as 20 councils stop using computer algorithms

24 August 2020, theguardian.com

Engaging fans during a pandemic: How the San Jose Sharks simulate hockey games

Sports has suffered during the pandemic, with shortened seasons, no fans in seats, reduced revenues. The San Jose Sharks lead the way in showing teams in whatever sport how to innovate in times of crisis and keep fans engaged. This is so cool - and so valuable.

24 August 2020, zdnet.com

Google says Australian media bargaining laws open up opportunities to 'game' the system

Search giant says if one group is given special information and notice, and can game the rankings at the expense of others, it can’t provide the best service.

24 August 2020, zdnet.com

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